Sport: A Matter of Timing

Getting a three-year-old tuned up for the Kentucky Derby is a delicate matter of training and timing. Some trainers hold that the proper pitch is achieved by winter racing in Florida or California; others favor a slower tempo, try to bring the horse to quick Derby peak in the April prep races. Last week Trainer Syl Veitch, who handles horses for C. V. ("Sonny") Whitney, made the gradual approach look impressive.

While Oil Capitol, the early winter book favorite for the Kentucky Derby, was winning Florida's Flamingo Stakes in March, Mr. Trouble was leading...

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